Saturday, May 30, 2009

Retreat Weekend

I have been spending the last few days and nights in Northern Wi, this is a great place to be creative and have fun with some awesome ladies. I have been spending time with girls from wisconsin and illinois, from 3 different scrap groups I belong to, Scrap freak, Croppin Paradise and Wisconsinscrappers. I have gotten some scrapping done,have eaten some great food, and laughed alot, it has been a totally awesome weekend. My daughter also came to the retreat with me, that has been great and I enjoy spending time with her. A friend Melissa/NorthernMemories drove to the retreat center to meet me, she is such a great and fun person, I am so thankful I got to spend the day with her and her beautiful daughter Jessica.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

More Pictures of the craft room

It is pretty much done now, these pictures are from last week

Brutus is helping Nicole apply for a job

Friday, May 15, 2009

May 15 Reveal

This is a fun Layout I did of my sister and her granddaughter. My sister decided she needed pigtails this day so they both have them. Tooo cute.
Paper and embelishments by Pink Pasilee Fascinating Collection, for more of my creations goto my gallery at Croppin Paradise DT

Monday, May 11, 2009

The last few days......

I have been busy trying to get my scrapping supplies into the new space. I have accumulated so many supplies in the last 4 years oh my goodness. I am sorting, throwing and cleaning. Doug has been busy painting and getting the furniture ready to go into the space. I will post pictures soon.
I had a very nice Mothers Day the kids got me a planner, a rose bush and some roses. I had a nice Mexican lunch with Tyler, Nicole and Doug In Eau Claire.
I have been asked to teach some classes at the local scrapbooking store in Osceola I am super excited. My first class will be in June.
Hope things are going well for everyone. I am hoping to be creating by Wed. I have lots to do :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Favorite Vacation

A blog That I love to go to Creative Therapy They asked about a favorite vacation and asked us to create an artisticreflection. I love the gorgeous sunsets in Mexico on the ocean and my favorite vacations have been to Mazatlan mexico. The first LO is pictures of the sunsets I love so much and the second is of my DH who I love lots. I recreated the sunset on paper and using ink, it was really alot of fun to recreate.

Floors are done!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here are a couple more pics of the floor finished. Doug did such a great job, I am loving them, hope to get moved into my new space this weekend.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Here are 2 LOs I did for the DT at

and Croppin Paradise

Both came from this inspirational sketch from Sketches R Us

These pictures are from Easter they are of my DD Nicole and my great Niece Ava

Thanks for checking out my Blog

Saturday, May 2, 2009

My remolding

Ok I am moving my scrap space to the room across the hall, Tylers old room, starting from scratch. My hubby is totally re-doing the space. Here are the first set of pictures. After painting and striping. He stripped and stained the floors by hand.
Front and back


stain complete

Yipee I am so excited.

HAPPY National Scrapbooking Day

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!
It is so awesome to have a day to celebrate preserving those precious memories. Have a great day in however you spend it preserving or making memories.

Here is what I am up too for NSD
Croppin Paradise is having a crop today and sale Croppin Paradise
Please join us for the fun! This crop is all about bringing you back to your scrappin roots! Our DT has put together some fun challenges that will have you taking a walk down memory lane! Prizes too!!!

Here is my challenge

5. Layout Makeover! Where are your first scrapbook pages? Hiding in a closet in shame or out in the open? For this challenge you will need to find one of your first layouts and scrap lift it with an updated look! Upload the original and get an extra entry into the prize drawing for this

Doug is helping me celebrate by staining the floors in my new scrap space

Friday, May 1, 2009

National Scrapbooking Day!!! NSD

National Scrapbooking Day (weekend)!
It is time to celebrate the craft we all love! Happy National Scrapbooking Day! We are all different, so for this special Saturday and Sunday, we are offering something for everyone! With a local (Utah) Crop 'til You Drop, and the online "Bringing Back the Old Days" NSD crop, Paradise is the place to be! We also have sale items, discount codes, free giveaways and more! Check out all of the amazing Deals here in Paradise!Both online customers and local crop customers are eligible for the following deals:
All sorts of coupon codes! (valid Saturday-Sunday)
Spend $30 get 10% OFF (coupon code: 10NSD)*
Spend $50 get 15% OFF (coupon code: 15NSD)*
Spend $85 get 20% OFF (coupon code: 20NSD)*
Or FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50! (coupon code: NSDFreeShip)*
*not valid on Slice, Cricut, Cricut Expression, QuicKutz Silhouette SD or Gift Cards
How about a little something extra?! Put "Load Me Up!" in the comments section of your order to ensure you get all the following:
Purchase 5 items or more from the Little Yellow Bicycle Baby Safari collection and we will include a FREE Baby Safari Matchbook Project sheet!
Purchase at least 10 American Crafts items and receive 1 free American Crafts item: Thickers, Rub-ons, Marker, or House Collection item!
Making Memories Slice - Buy the Slice (currently on sale!) and get a rebate form for a FREE design card!
QuicKutz Silhouette – Buy this amazing machine at our great price and receive 5 FREE sketching pens!
Make a $25 purchase and receive 15 FREE sheets of cardstock!
Join the Online Crop!!
Come join our online community on May 2, 2009, National Scrapbooking Day, for 2 fabulous chances to earn store credit for future purchases and win some fun prizes! First of all we would like to invite you to grace our Gallery with your creativity! We challenge you to load 10 new, never been seen before layouts to our gallery by midnight on May 2, 2009. In return, you will receive a store credit for $10 OFF your next Croppin Paradise store purchase of $40 or more! (See this thread for more information and to sign up for this promotion) While you are adding your artwork to our Gallery, make sure you check out our "Bringing Back the Old Days" NSD crop in the forum! Pull out your stickers, punches and deco scissors and get ready to be creative! Our Design Team has put together 10 retro challenges, each one with a $10 prize up for grabs! (See this thread in our forum for more information)We hope to see you all there!

CroppinParadise April Reveal

I love the bright, fun, summer colors in the Bo Bunny Love Shack collection! I love how versatile the collection is and can be used for a variety of themes! Check out this great line by clicking on the underlined link.
I thought this paper was perfect for this LO, since ViVa means Live in English and this paper is bright and full of life.